We all know that we should be eating less sugar, but keeping our added sugar intake below 5 percent of calories, as recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), is challenging. A shocking 75 percent of packaged foods have some form of sugar added to the list of ingredients. Everything from applesauce to zucchini muffins... Continue Reading →
When it comes to emergency preparedness, always hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Keeping 3 days worth of food (and water) on hand will give you peace of mind when faced with a stressful situation.
Beets are one of those vegetables that really divides people – you’ve got the sincere beet lovers, and the extreme beet haters. I think it has to do with whether or not you grew up eating these bright, sweet, robust-tasting, crimson colored roots. If you love them, then you are lucky! Beets are one of the most uniquely nutritious vegetables. If you don’t love them, read on for some other vegetables to choose from to get similar health benefits...
Colorful foods like rainbow carrots are packed with carotenes — nutrients that protect our bodies from cancer, cataracts and cardiovascular disease. But this is only the tip of the iceberg for the benefits of dietary carotenes...New research also finds that carotenes can even enhance our physical attractiveness!!
Are baby carrots just as healthy as regular carrots? This is a pretty common question that comes up when you teach nutrition classes in the grocery store, and here is a short version, and a long, detailed version of the answer...
It's time to celebrate, and you need a bold, beautiful dessert to symbolize your excitement for the day....whether it's a holiday like the 4th of July, or a Summer birthday, or a get-together with your favorite potluck friends. But wait - you want to keep it healthy....You need the Healthiest Cake in the Universe!!!
One of the rituals of summertime is to clean out the grill and get it ready for the season. Grilling food outdoors is a great way to bring family and friends together around food, and potentially can offer a number of unique health benefits.